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Where there’s a witch, there’s a way! Where there’s a whole family of them, there’s trouble. Bay Winchester, editor of Hemlock Cove’s small weekly newspaper, thinks her small hamlet’s upcoming murder mystery weekend is going to be all about fun, food and frolicking. Instead, when another dead body is discovered in Hemlock Cove, things turn into murder, mayhem and migrainesWhere there’s a witch, there’s a way! Where there’s a whole family of them, there’s trouble. Bay Winchester, editor of Hemlock Cove’s small weekly newspaper, thinks her small hamlet’s upcoming murder mystery weekend is going to be all about fun, food and frolicking. Instead, when another dead body is discovered in Hemlock Cove, things turn into murder, mayhem and migraines (the latter is mostly thanks to her family, of course).The body belongs to the town drunk – and no one can figure out who would want to kill him, or why. Bay’s investigation is stymied by her new boss, Brian Kelly, and her old flirtation, FBI agent Landon Michaels, both of whom seem to have more than interviews on their mind.When you couple that with her cousin Thistle’s obsession with making their Great-Aunt Tillie pay for the curse she recently put on them (you don’t want to know) and her cousin Clove’s conviction that she is not – no matter what the rest of the family says – a blabbermouth, Bay has her hands full.When the murder investigation takes a turn, though, a long-held Hemlock Cove secret is bound to be exposed. If it is, Bay may find herself in trouble – again – and this is the kind of trouble that she may not be able to find a way out of – even with Aunt Tillie’s help....

Title : Every Witch Way But Wicked
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ISBN : 17701841
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Every Witch Way But Wicked Reviews

  • Sharon Mariampillai
    2018-09-17 21:14

    Actual Rating: 4.15This was an enjoyable read. I thought Book 2 was way better than Book 1. The characters were still enjoyable and funny. Also, I was happy to see more magic and mystery in this book. I thought the story was well-written, and I was really enjoying myself. Also, I have to say that I love Aunt Tillie. She may be old, but damn can she make me laugh. She is sassy, funny, and snarky as hell. I love how she makes the cousins fear for her. Also, she seems to be the most caring woman in the series as she always tries to protect her family. I also think Bay is an interesting character because of her ability to talk to ghosts. I find that really intriguing and I think it makes the story more unique. I cannot wait to read book 3. I hope the series continues to get better. Overall, a great read.

  • Berit☀️✨
    2018-09-14 19:12

    I’d really love to be a witch(Some days I spend all day practicing)....These Winchester witches are so much fun! This is the second book in the series and it was even better than the first, but not quite as good as the third (I’ve already read that)....There was definitely more of a mystery in this book, however I did find it a little disconcerting that the town still had their murder mystery weekend after an actual murder took place(But who am I to judge?).... there was also a little more magic and a little more romance, but I have to say hands-down my favorite part of this series is these fabulous witches, I truly enjoy spending time with them....***Narration: the narrator does a very good job with this series, definitely a good choice!

  • Alice Liu
    2018-08-24 00:13

    I am officially addicted to this series. Every Witch Way But Wicked continues with the open, defensive game playing (i.e. you don't have to outrun a bear, you just have to throw your cousin in front of it) among the Winchester clan. However, this time the men in Bay's life get a good taste of crazy Aunt Tillie. Their abject terror is hilarious, and had me looking forward to the Winchester family dinners. But beyond their reaction to the all out "crazy," it was interesting to see how they ultimately responded to Bay as they saw and understood more about her witchy ways. Overall a great mystery full of fun and deadly action.

  • Leslie Miner
    2018-08-23 22:59

    This is a fun series. The banter between the cousins, aunts and great Aunt Tillie is so entertaining. This is the second book in the series and another murder has happened in the town of Hemlock Cove. So far the books in this series could be considered stand alones, although there is the unfinished business between Bay and Landon. The murders are solved in each book, though, and the author does a fantastic job at giving us details and back story from book 1 in book 2. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

  • Lana Mason
    2018-09-01 18:05

    Well, "wicked" is not the word I would use to describe the witches in this series. This is the second in the series, and as I have read the first two back to back, I can honestly say the second is an improvement over the first. The bickering between the family members is down, and the writing is smoother. There are still problems with the editing though--tense changes with verbs, sometimes some confusing sentence and paragraph structure, but those are fewer than in the first book. Again, the author captures the small town feel pretty well which I think is a good thing. Those people from small towns will appreciate that. The pop culture references which vexed me so have been cut down dramatically from the first book, and are used in more appropriate places, so no problems there. Overall, it's a smoother read, which shows the author gaining experience, yay for experience!The characters though... I just really... really... hate the main characters. The women still all sound the same to me; individual character voices are impossible to pick out. They are also still very argumentative, although that has been lessened from the first book. (Or perhaps I'm used to it now?) There was also more magic this time around, though still pretty... in the background. Just the characters. It's hard to read a series where you don't like the main characters, and they are downright mean to each other. Maybe because it's in text and not in a visual medium where you can pick up body language clues, but all of the barbs for each other seem meant, not kidding around, but honest-to-gosh meant in a malicious way. I'm sure that's not the intent, but that's how I'm reading it--again, text is not a visual medium, so some clues one would pick up on are just not there. Of the characters, Edith, the ghost, I think is my favorite. Overall, it's a light read, and maybe (as the author puts in disclaimers) the style of the writing is not for me. It's not bad, but not terrible either.

  • Theresa
    2018-08-29 18:14

    There is something quite endearing about these books...the characters are funny with their snarky humor towards one another and their outlandish behavior; attempting to tolerate one another while maintaining a strong familial bond...At the same time there is a level of intensity that appears in the story found in both the murder mystery aspect as well as the chemistry between Bay and Landon... It is a nice mix of traits that culminate into a humorous yet sensual journey...4 Stars:)

  • Terri
    2018-08-28 18:04

    FunI really enjoy this series. The characters are hysterical and I actually laugh out loud. If you have a sister or siblings or even cousins you are close with, then you can definitely relate to this family. Throw in a healthy dose of witchcraft and it is a great recipe for a fun read!

  • Cait S
    2018-08-30 00:04

    The first of this series was an easy five star for me. This one fell a little short. In the first book, the banter between the family was hilarious, well-written, and really what sold me on the series. In this felt mean. It wasn't really funny until a few lines at the very end. Up to that point, it just seemed like everyone was taking unnecessary shots at each other all the time and being really petty assholes. I did like this murder mystery better than the first so that kept me going. But I was pretty disappointed that it wasn't an instant love like I was expecting.

  • Mhairi
    2018-09-10 23:15

    Absolutely love this series. It's a snarky fun ride with a family that bickers like theirs no tomorrow but at the end of the day, that's what they are a tight-knit loving family. The mystery has enough twists that you question if you are or not a few times.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-08-24 01:19

    My current favourite series on audio book

  • Scot
    2018-09-14 00:26

    A disappointing book in that the premise had potential -- an all female family of witches with generational differences running an inn and boutique witchy shops in a little town with a tourist focus of marketing kitschy spooky bed n breakfast getaways to those who travel to experience such things. The characters were all incredibly whiney -- all of them -- and thought they were being clever with snarky comebacks -- with an erring ability to always sound lame. This drove every interaction and conversation. Very irritating and actually sad. I had to force myself to keep reading. Good ideas for setting and character disparities, inferior execution.

  • Mystereity Reviews
    2018-09-05 00:24

     The 2nd in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest series, this book finds Bay and her family embroiled in stolen gold, a dead man, a skeleton in a cave and Aunt Tillie's antics.  I'm really enjoying this series, it's lighthearted, fun, with great plots that always keep me guessing.  

  • Gill Chivas
    2018-09-11 17:25

    2nd book in the series and I'm getting a bit more used to the slightly annoying writing style. Good enough story but a bit of a slog to get into! I was about 3/4 way through before I decided it was ok and worth finishing! Characters progressing slowly and quite similar to 1st book. I might return to this series if I can get the next books free or cheap enough

  • Kathy Dixon
    2018-09-17 16:57

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series and looked forward to book two. It was a big disappointment. The storyline was fractured and the first half was pretty much devoted to their love lives or lack of. When it came to solving the murders it just suddenly went into overdrive and was over. I will not be reading any additional books in this series.

  • Payal
    2018-09-15 22:14

    The poor little town has more murders than events, seems like. Bay was fun as usual and the grammar issues were decreasing (or I just glossed over them). It was not quite as funny as the first book in the series but was entertaining enough to get me to finish it in a day!

  • Bam Jam
    2018-08-24 22:57

    "Most of the town knew there was something off about the Winchester women--and many had guessed that were actually witches. Guessing and proving, though, were two entirely different things." - Bay Winchester; Every Witch Way But Wicked, A. M. LeeI started reading this book before I realized it was the second in a series, but honestly you don't need to read the first book to read this one and, I suspect, any subsequent book in this series. The cover above is the cover that I saw attached to this edition of the book and I have to say, I like it a whole lot better than what I suspect is the original cover. I'd also like to give a shout-out to the author for the fun and silly "witch" titles she's gone with for her books: Any Witch Way You Can, Witching You Were Here, Witching on a Star, etc.PlotThe plot is as simple as most other crime novel: a murder has occurred in the touristic town of Hemlock Cove and our characters try to figure out why the person was murdered and by whom, with the small added twist that the main characters are classic, curses-and-spells-and-potions-and-dancing-naked-under-a-full-moon witches. I would actually argue that the summary on Goodreads is a bit exaggerated. The mystery portion of the story doesn't get too crazy, though you genuinely don't know who the murderer is until closer to the end, which I feel is more due to the fact that the author just didn't write the mystery part of the story well.Which leads me to my most important note to this story: if you're looking for a true-blue crime/detective novel with suspense at every corner as the characters uncover clue after clue, you should move right along. I'd be hard-pressed to even throw this book under 'cozy mysteries' as even 'cozy mysteries' have more semblance to it's parent genre.However, does that mean that I didn't like this book? Absolutely not. In fact, after I got over any expectation that the mystery would be interesting, I found that I enjoyed the book so much that I purposely stopped myself from sitting down and reading it all at once so I could stretch the time it would take for me to reach the end. The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny, the Winchester ladies are charming and quirky, and the town, as well as the townsfolk, are ridiculously entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed the comedy and by the end, during the climax, I realized that the author purposefully constructed the novel so you can't really take it seriously 'cause you're really not supposed to. Which you'd think was odd since an actual murder took place, but you almost forget that that had happened. The book doesn't try to be more than what it is.CharactersSome of the funniest group of people! Bay Winchester is our protagonist, a witch who can see ghosts and a hard-working journalist weighed down by a new bushy-tailed boss who has come from the city after inheriting the local newspaper. The story is told in first-person from her POV and while my feelings towards first-person range from neutral to annoyance, Bay was a hilarious voice and I really loved listening to her inner-most feelings, from her exasperation but tenderness towards her family to her determination to solve the murder mystery. I also adored how little patience she had with her boss's romantic hints towards her and how little she really thought about her own romantic interests towards Landon; a character after my own heart. Thistle Winchester is Bay's cousin, a sharp-tongue and quick-witted witch who likes to irk her mother and runs a shop with Clove Winchester, her's and Bay's good-natured and gossipy cousin. Then there are Marnie, Twila and Winnie, sisters who partake in the dancing-under-the-full-moon part of witch-hood and the mothers of Clove, Thistle and Bay, respectively. We don't really see a distinction between their personalities, but we know they're never far from each other, that they dearly love their daughters even when they frustrate each other, and that they are competing for the affections of the town sheriff. Finally among the Winchester ladies is Aunt Tillie, a powerful witch who is really Bay, Thistle and Clove's great-aunt but everyone call her Aunt Tillie. She pretty much what you'd expect from old-fashioned witches: crabby, sarcastic, easily offended (and not above replying with curses) and deeply feared by everyone, even though who don't know that she is a witch. She's continuously referred to in negative terms, and certainly she can be rather immature in her responses, but when the chips are down, she can be incredibly protective of her nieces and grand-nieces.And that was part of the beauty of the book, and a major part of why I liked it so much: this strong connection between the Winchester women, this mutual respect and love and loyalty and closeness toppled with the irritation and sarcasm and antagonistic behavior that comes along with being a family who have lived under the same roof for years, all of which was surprisingly refreshing. I could honestly read about these ladies forever and I'd never tire! They're just that fun!The side-characters weren't too memorable in comparison but weren't awful either. Chief Terry is the police chief of Hemlock Cove, who is pretty lax with the information that he gives to Bay about the murder, though it could be due to the fact that her mother, and her mother's sisters, vie for his attention with pastries and other treats. Marcus, Thistle's love interest, was a sweet boy and a pretty calm person to reel in Thistle's more whirlwind personality. Brian Smith, Bay's new boss, seemed more like an overly-excited puppy who doesn't know how to interact with other people and puts his foot in his mouth a lot, despite being called egotistical. Bay can't seem to trust him and he doesn't really do anything to provoke this mistrust throughout the novel, but maybe this is foreshadowing for later? Landon Michaels is Bay's love interest and a charming but stubborn FBI agent who comes back into town just before the murder occurs. As an outsider, it was rather funny to see him utterly confused over why everyone in town seems to brush of the bizarre things that happen, why Terry answers any of Bay's questions, and why everyone seems to be afraid of Aunt Tillie (oh, you sweet summer child). The ghosts Bay interacts with were humorous but I wish we'd gotten to see them more.ConclusionLee's exceptionally talented for how she adds so much comedy to so few pages or shorter scenes! I'm glad I found such a fun book! I'm especially glad there are plenty more in the series for me to read! You can find my review for this book, and others, on my blog:Sweaters and Raindrops

  • Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
    2018-09-20 16:58

    Reviewed by [email protected] Stars ReviewsBay is looking forward to the murder mystery weekend, but when a real dead body shows up things get a little crazy. And when Landon comes back after not keeping in touch with Bay she isn't sure what to think. However, they have bigger concerns like figuring out who the killer is, and what his really going on. And when it may seem like Landon is going to figure things out about Bay she isn't sure what to do. This book was really interesting, and I liked it, but I didn't think it was great. I was a little annoyed with the things that happened with Landon. I feel like some of the relationship is just being skipped, and not exactly in a good way. Other than that it was a pretty interesting mystery, and I was totally upset with how it ended. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book now.

  • Dinees Ponton
    2018-08-31 23:10

    Aunt Tilly is amazing. She makes you laugh. The family dynamics are frustrating but fun. I am glad that I am not a relative. Bay is stubborn but truly cares and tries to keep everyone safe. Bay is a reporter who really wants to help not just get the story. She sees ghosts and deals with it well. It seems like that made for a difficult child hood. She is a well rounded character that you can't help but like. Her cousins and Aunts are also fun and well written. Her Aunt Tilly also sees ghosts. This book has 3 generation of witches. It is a fun read. The town sounds like an interesting place to live. It is small with a group of busy bodies that plan events and sincerely care about their town and making it prosper.

  • Munira Vahed
    2018-09-09 21:08

    Absolutely marvelous!!I love this series so far. All the characters and family members are just awesome and truly hilarious.This book starts a few weeks after the last book ended. The town drunk gets murdered at a picnic. It is unknown of who would want the town drunk dead. Once the investigation starts, a few secrets start to get reveal about the deceased. Links are made to several families and suspects are determined. Who is the murderer and why was the town drunk killed?I love the sarcasm of the characters and the curses that aunt tillie puts on her nieces. I have laughed out loud while reading and absolutely loved it.

  • Emma
    2018-09-18 18:14

    2.5 StarsOk, so I know me, I'll read the next one and hope it gets better. The stories are cute. The concept is okay. I am just not overly crazy about the constant repetition. Yes, we get it, Aunt Tillie and Bay do not get along. The cousins are going to banter non-stop, mostly about throwing each other under the bus with their moms. I just wish there was a little more depth to the characters. But, it's not horrible enough that I won't read the next one to give it one more go. Obviously they are popular, otherwise, she wouldn't have written so many, and the reviews would be worse. I just feel like I know the shell of the character, and wish I knew more.

  • Aditi
    2018-08-28 23:14

    Honestly the interaction between the characters is hilarious and I am willing to overlook almost everything for that. It is a family of 7 strong individual women that can intimidate anyone. Brief thought does enter my mind about husbands/fathers. No one except Aunt Tilly's late husband is ever mentioned. Not that they need them, I am just not sure how Bay's father comes into the picture.That being said, the mystery was okay this time around, not as great as the first one but the book was still every bit of fun to read. I cant wait for the next one.

  • Mike Lewis
    2018-08-20 18:26

    Snarky supernatural mystery with magicA family of witches in a small touristy supernatural town. A great aunt a mother and her two sisters and their three daughters get up to supernatural mystery solving think charmed meet Scooby Doo with a lot of Snark sarcasm and super fun stories with great characters. It is a fun supernatural twist that you will read from beginning to end and I have to say you will love great aunt Twilly. I love this series and this author.

  • Sandra Lopez
    2018-09-17 21:03

    Bay, the ghost seer, is back in a whole new mystery!It’s a murder mystery weekend and tourists are abound in this wiccan town. Suddenly, a real body turns up unexpectedly that is not part of the script.Love Aunt Tillie, the kooky 90-year old witch matriarch whom everyone is afraid of. Again, you’ll love the biting wit between Bay and cousins, Clove and Thistle.Full of frank and witty humor!

  • M James Chadsey
    2018-09-02 22:13

    I love this series! The plot twists really kept my interest. Good old Aunt Willie saves the day. The cousins are always helping Bay out of trouble. I keep wondering if Bay and Land on will ever get past the attraction between them and get more serious. Spool on to the next book in the series. This author really is doing a great job. Hurray!

  • Christine
    2018-08-26 23:02

    CharmingI first read a WWMW book in a collection by Lee cleverly entitled "Casual Hex" I loved the characters and their family bond. So I read this and was not disappointed in the least. Lee thinks some folks will be offended by her sense of humor and snarky sarcasm, but I don't see how as it's so darn hilarious. Screw 'm if they can't take a joke.

  • Jim strange
    2018-09-09 20:06

    FunA fun and engaging story. This is the second in the series, of which I have read both. The characters are well thought out. The stories are clever. The humor is quirky and warm. I am really enjoying the books and look forward to reading more.

  • Melody
    2018-08-24 23:09

    The second in the series, not quite as entertains as the first but still a fun read. The FBI agent is back after the local town drunk is murdered and there are rumours of a bag of stolen gold from Iraq buried somewhere around town. This book has a great resolution.

  • Nancy Baldauf
    2018-08-31 23:22

    I can usually figure out murder mysteries before the denouement. This one kept me guessing until the end. I enjoy the humor, too, though sometimes the dialog is a little overwhelming. I'm getting used to it in this second book in the series. Definitely heading for the next one.

  • Nancy Jo
    2018-09-06 19:02

    I'm addicted I'm hooked on Bay & Landon's story. I love Aunt Tilley. I actually laugh out loud reading this series. I want to be a part of the Winchester family. Gotta go. I have another Wicked Witches of the Midwest book to read.

  • Annette K Hernandez
    2018-08-23 00:03

    Awesome seriesI love the Winchester witches. They are funny, snarky, loyal, and loveable. The FBI, and the chief of police are adorable and loyal as well. Aunt Tilley is the most awesome old lady!